This Is The Knife...

Paula R. Stern,

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Paula R. Stern
Paula R. Stern is CEO and founder of WritePoint Ltd., a leading technical writing company offering documentation services and training seminars. She made aliyah in 1993 when her oldest son was 6 years old. In March 2007, Elie entered the Artillery Division of the Israeli army and Paula began writing about her experiences as A Soldier"s Mother. The blog continues as Elie moved on to Reserve Duty, her second son, Shmuel served in Kfir and continues as her youngest son David now serves in Givati. She recently opened a publishing house, helping other authors fulfill their dream to publish. Links to the Author's blogs: * A Soldier"s MotherPaulaSays Israel Blogger...

This is the knife, that didn't kill the soldier. This is the knife that didn't send an Israeli family into shock, despair, terror, grief.

This is the knife that symbolizes the hatred of a culture, of a woman who chose to attack a young man, perhaps 19 years old, perhaps 20 based solely on the fact that he was wearing a uniform, that he was a Jew.

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This is just one of many knives that symbolize the successful training our sons and daughters receive in the army; that they can identify and stop; that the death reported in the news today is hers, and not his.

This is the knife that could have put my country into mourning. And this is the knife that ended a woman's life - not the bullet fired by soldiers.

This is the knife that symbolizes the shame of the Palestinian people; a knife that took a woman from her family. This is the knife that symbolizes cowardice - because too many Palestinians believe it is easier to stab than to talk; easier to murder than compromise.

This is the knife that failed to do anything because this is the knife that didn't kill our soldiers...this time.